Clinical electromyography Nerve conduction studies by shin J. Oh Baltimore university park press 1984 519 pp illustrated $49код для вставкиСкачать
BOOKS Clinical Electromyography: Nerve Conduction Studies By Shin J . Oh Baltimore, University Park Press, 1984 5 19 pp, illustrated, $49.50 This single-authored book is written for technicians, residents, fellows, and full-time electromyographers. The book is divided in two parts. Part I, the basic section, provides the necessary rudiments of anatomy, physiology, nerve conduction techniques, and normal values to prepare the reader to perform and interpret routine electrodiagnostic tests. Elementary but important practical information is included on artifacts, electrical safety, and the basic components of an electromyography machine. A useful chapter covers pediatric nerve conduction studies. Part 11, the advanced section, provides detailed information on less common nerve conduction techniques, physiological and nonphysiological factors affecting nerve conduction, interpretation of nerve conduction data, and the electrophysiological abnormalities present in the various focal neuropathies and generalized polyneuropathies. There are good chapters on the diagnostic value of somatosensory evoked potentials in various clinical settings and on anomalous innervation. The 100 pages on the performance of less common nerve conduction studies and the 100-plus pages on the electrophysiological abnormalities seen in various neuropathies have great practical use for all who frequently perform nerve conduction studies. Most techniques are adequately reviewed, though greater emphasis could have been given to late responses, blink reflexes, and the electrodiagnosis of diseases of the neuromuscular junction. The book is clearly written with italicized summary information, numerous excellent illustrations and tables, and a useful bibliography. Readers will have to go elsewhere for a more detailed clinical and physiological approach to neuromuscular disease, but this text is a valuable source of practical information and a welcome addition to the everexpanding library of the clinical electromyographer. Eric L. Logigian, M D Massachusetts General Hospital Boston. M A Brief Reviews by Fred Plum, M D Senile Dementia: Outlook for the Future (Vol 5 , Modern Aging Research) Edited 6.i Jean Wertheimer and Maurice Marois New York, Alan R. Liss, Inc, I984 562 pp9 ilfustrated, $68.00 The number of books and monographs on this subject reflect the importance of the problem, although, unfortunately, not much that is substantive in the way of progress for its solution. This volume is no exception to that rule, although it may be useful as an index to the many different institutions and persons working on the problem. 728 The Pharmacological Basis of Migraine Therapy Edited by W. K. Amey, J . M . Van Nueten, and A . Wauquier Baltimore, Urban 6 Schwanenberg, I984 287 pp, illustrated, $37.50 This volume represents the proceedings of a symposium held under the sponsorship of the Janssen pharmaceutical company in September, 1983. Twenty papers cover the field as it is currently viewed and largely already reported. With a single exception, the conrributors are from European centers. Progress i n Migraine Research 2 Edited by F. Clzflord Rose Baltimore, Urban 6 Schwanenberg, 1984 292 pp, illustrated, $69.50 This is a proceeding report of a regularly held meeting on the topic of migraine, this one held in London in 1982. Thirtyone papers cover various aspects of the problem. Research Progress in Motor Neurone Disease Edited by F . Cl;ffard Rose Baltimore, Urban d Schwamenberg, 1984 465 pp, illustrated, $67.50 This volume contains the proceedings of a three-day symposium held in London in July, 1982. Thirty-seven papers reflect the fact that a good deal of work is going on to try to illuminate the causes and cures of these dread and presently hopeless disorders. Evidence of progress thus far is limited. As with other Progress volumes, the price is high. Neuroanatomical Pathways By Raphael Poritsky Philadelphia, W. B. Saunders Co, I984 209 pp, illustrated, $12.95 This paperback, which is a photo-offset-produced and inexpensive outline of neuroanatomy, condenses the subject of medical neuroanatomy into approximately 90 pages supplemented by 58 clearly drawn anatomical figures. Many of the figures are really cartoons of wiring systems, permitting the student to trace the systems with a color pencil for study purposes. Some not very useful clinical figures supplement the anatomical ones, but do not seriously detract from the rest. The book should be useful to those taking “core courses” or those reviewing for comprehensive or board examinations. A History of Neurophysiology i n the 17th and 18th Centuries: From Concept to Experiment By M a y A. B. Brazier New York, Raven Press, 1984 239 pp, illustrated, $GS.OO Dr Brazier first published the core material that makes up the content of this monograph in the original Handbook of Neurophysiology series published in 1959. She has steadily added to her scholarship since that date and now brings us a well-presented and richly illustrated monograph covering two centuries of thought and experiment, taking us to the threshold of the century that gave birth to Gall, the localizationists, and the great triumphs that ushered in modern neurophysiology and the study of the brain’s behaviorial functions. One anticipates that sequel. Meanwhile, the present monograph is the best that exists in its field. A copy should be in every library.